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Vote for our next knit-along!

Jun 6, 2012

Yep, it's time for a new knit-along! Are you ready to vote for your favorite? Here are the choices:


  

The Orbs Cowl by Robin Ulrich is hot off the presses in the new issue of Knitscene Accessories. I love the drape of this cowl, and bonus—it's reversible!

This is a quick knit with a lot of impact. And knitted accessories are so popular for wearing or gifting.

The cowl is knit from a light worsted-weight yarn on size 10½ needles, and it's 21½" circumference and 12" tall. The recommended yarn is Berroco Flicker (87% baby alpaca, 8% acrylic, 5% other fibers; 189 yd [175 m]/50 g)





This is the Pan-Am Jacket and it might just be my favorite. Ashley Rao's design is classic yet current; quintessentially modern-retro—the style that's so popular these days. And for good reason—it's so attractive and flattering! 

The chevron pattern adds interest and is fun to knit, and the collar and mitered borders give the Pan-Am its retro feeling. 

The jacket is knit from worsted-weight yarn on size 6 needles, and the sizing goes from 30½" to 50½" bust. The recommended yarn is Classic Elite Yarns Mountaintop Collection Crestone (100% wool; 100 yd [91 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]). Individual pattern download.




The Off-Rib Cardigan by Stefanie Japel is a beautiful topper for any wardrobe. The high collar and well-placed ribbing are fab and I really like the three-quarter-length sleeves.

Get yourself some statement buttons and you're off to the races!

The Off-Rib is knit from worsted-weight yarn on size 7 needles, and the sizing goes from 32½"  to 52" bust. The recommended yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Merino (100% merino; 210 yd [192 m]/3½ oz [100 g]). Individual pattern download.




Megan Goodacre's Crossed Cardigan is a wonderful warm-weather knit. The vertical lines of the allover texture mixed with gentle curves of the fronts make a lovely contrast.

This cardi gets its name from the crossover front closure and a crossover vent in back, too.

The Crossed Cardigan is knit from worsted-weight yarn on size 7 needles, and the sizing goes from 35" to 54" bust. The recommended yarn is Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton (100% organic cotton; 150 yd [137 m]/3½  oz [100 g]). Individual pattern download.



Now go to the survey and pick the one you'd most like to knit. I'll announce the winner on Friday.

Cheers,


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LaniS wrote
on Jun 14, 2012 11:30 AM

Cowl please.

Sheilamozzy wrote
on Jun 14, 2012 2:29 AM

The PanAm Jacket for sure! I made it and it is beautifull.

CandiceA wrote
on Jun 12, 2012 6:08 PM

When are we going to hear more about the KAL? I don't know where to look - the winner was to be announced on Friday, but I haven't seen anything.  Am I in the wrong place??

craftlaw61 wrote
on Jun 11, 2012 3:26 PM

Pan Am

Mary Beckett wrote
on Jun 11, 2012 1:55 PM

I vote for the Pan-Am jacket. Looks nice and should be fun.

cora@6 wrote
on Jun 11, 2012 9:03 AM

another 'old knitter' votes for Pan-Am jacket!!

on Jun 10, 2012 1:31 PM

Honestly, boring choices. Jackets all the same pretty much. The cowl...yawn. Why not something in color ?. A hat, a cowl, a blanket, a jacket or something that has something interesting to it ?. l need no jacket in those boring stlyes. A cowl in July ?. l would have preffered something in lace knitting in refreshing colors. Not all knitters are 60+. And meaning no insult to the age, lm close to that. But it just looks drab and boring.

Keri Clark wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 11:07 AM

Pam Am Jacket - darling!

on Jun 10, 2012 10:14 AM

Liebe Strickerinnen,

ich möchte ehrlich sein! Diese Jackets sind ok. aber ich wäre für einen Ärmelschal oder auch Bolero genannt.

Könnte nicht auch ein Bolero gestrickt werden? Das wird jetzt richtig modern!

Herzliche Grüße

Margit T.

CandiceA wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 8:37 AM

I can't find the winner!  Where is the announcement? Do I need to look at another thread? HELP!!

mini_mum wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 3:19 AM

humm - 3 jackets all to similar in style (shorter sleeves, cropped length and buttoned at left side of neck only), or a cowl. Not much choice really! Especially as the cowl isn't on individual pattern download.

LyndsayY wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 3:02 AM

I like the Pan Am jacket!

LyndsayY wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 3:01 AM

I vote for the Pan Am jacket.

EileenD wrote
on Jun 10, 2012 12:18 AM

the Pan Am jacket is stunning and the styling of the Crossed Cardigan is lovely.  But I agree that 3 of the choices are very (too)similar.  But I have to vote for the Pan Am jacket.

MicheleS@10 wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 8:54 PM

I wonder why you would choose 3 cardigans that are so similar? I am not interested in any of them.

PaulaP@10 wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 7:29 PM

I vote for the orbs cowl

kshaw wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 5:07 PM

I Vote for the Pan Am Jacket!

debpatton wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 4:56 PM

I vote for the Pan Am Jacket

thren wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 4:11 PM

It's a hard choice.  Guess I have to go for the Crossed Cardigan.

sandmat wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 4:11 PM

Pan Am jacket.

Kathy@75 wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 4:05 PM

Pan Am Jacket, it is just beautiful.

susieq1952 wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 3:17 PM

I vote for the Pan Am Jacket

Suzie Fudge wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 2:15 PM

I vote for the Pan Am Jacket!!

DianneB wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 11:47 AM

Pan Am, please !

hally429 wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 11:26 AM

I vote for the cowl

dodgermac27 wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 10:44 AM

Pan am jacket please.  :)

mrsbcalif wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 10:38 AM

I vote for the Pan Am Jacket

tearup wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 10:35 AM

I voted for the cross cardigan because it looks  it would be easier for me. I never joined in before.

ldapolito wrote
on Jun 9, 2012 10:20 AM

I vote for the cowl! Thanks.

cherylk8 wrote
on Jun 8, 2012 10:27 PM

I vote for the Pan Am jacket

on Jun 8, 2012 2:13 AM

I have made the Pan Am Jacket, I dont think it is a projekt for knit along, I would chose the Orbs Cowl or the Crossed Cardigan (after all this is supposed to be summer).

Paula2154 wrote
on Jun 7, 2012 4:12 PM

I vote for the cowl,I need lots of presents

ju6ee wrote
on Jun 7, 2012 9:56 AM

Pan Am jacket for sure!  LOVE this!!!

AnnieL wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 10:28 PM

I got an error when trying to vote.  

I vote for the off-rib cardigan . . .lovely!

on Jun 6, 2012 6:31 PM

The off-rib cardigan is my favorite!

GRITS O wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 6:30 PM

Pam Am Jacket gets my vote.  Mae O. from Moneta VA

CarolM@42 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 4:56 PM

I vote for the cowl

CarolM@42 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 4:56 PM

I vote for the cowl

PainterT wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 3:46 PM

Orbs Cowl ^_^

danamkc wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 3:05 PM

Pan Am Jacket

mgiles wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 1:18 PM

Pan Am jacket

mhshifflett wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 1:13 PM

Pan am jacket would be my choice

on Jun 6, 2012 12:44 PM

The Pan Am Jacket gets my vote.

Latassha wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 12:40 PM

I love the Orbs Cowl.  That's my vote!!

rutkmi wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 11:37 AM

I vote for Orbs Cowl. Plus I like that it's a smaller project that won't take me a year to knit with limited time! :)

SandyS@3 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 11:31 AM

Pan Am Jacket is my vote

Laura Lenkey wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 11:08 AM

Orbs Cowl

KathleenV@2 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 10:58 AM

Pan Am Jacket!

totegirlKCG wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 10:11 AM

Pan Am Jacket

chillycatt wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 10:04 AM

Is this where we vote? I vote for the cowl!

sis313 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 9:50 AM

I am voting for the Pan Am Jacket! Love it!

ginny47 wrote
on Jun 6, 2012 8:31 AM

Any place to get help in modifing all the asymmetrical pattern out now?  They just don't wear well for me.  Want to make symmetrical.

ZassZ wrote
on Jun 5, 2012 2:53 PM

Hi Kathleen,  

I would like to know if the Madeline Tosh 100% Merino is the same as this one at www.yarn.com/.../madelinetosh-tosh-merino-dk   I was looking at the yardage and difference - yours is listed here as 210 yd. 100% Merino & one in the link is listed as 225 yd. 100% Superwash Merino.  I just want to be sure I have the correct yarn.  Thanks if you can be of assistance.